New Year's celebration and other things to do in McKinney, Dec. 30-Jan. 1

Ring in the new year at noon with McKinney libraries.

Ring in the new year at noon with McKinney libraries.

The McKinney libraries will ring in the new year at noon Dec. 30. Here are a few things happening in McKinney this weekend.

Dec. 30
Ring in the new year at noon
Residents are invited to ring in the new year at noon. Attendees can play games, make crafts, dance, make wishes for 2018 and count down to noon. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St., and John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 Eldorado Parkway.

Dec. 31
Dallas Area Rapid Transit offers free rides to patrons New Year’s Eve

Those needing a lift on New Year’s Eve will be able to use Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s services for free. DART, in partnership with Miller Lite, announced it would offer free travel options from its bus, light rail, paratransit vehicles and Trinity Railway Express services.

The free services will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and last until the end of service for each travel option, according to a DART news release. More information about this free service can be found here.

Jan. 1
City offices, facilities closed for holidays
The following city offices and facilities will be closed for Christmas and New Year’s Day. Times vary.

  • Apex Centre (open Jan. 1 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.)

  • City administration offices (closed Jan. 1)

  • City Hall (closed Jan. 1)

  • The Courts Tennis Complex (closed Jan. 1)

  • Dr Pepper StarCenter (closed Jan. 1)

  • Libraries (closed Jan. 1)

  • McKinney Performing Arts Center administration and ticket office (closed Jan. 1)

  • Municipal court (closed Jan. 1)

  • Oak Hollow Municipal Golf Course (closed Jan. 1)

  • Recreation centers (closed Jan. 1)

  • Senior exercise pool (closed Jan. 1)

Jan. 1
Meet the farmer behind the coffee at Pacific Tradewinds
Farmer David Bateman from Heavenly Hawaiian Farms will stop by Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co. to answer questions about growing coffee beans in Hawaii. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Pacific Tradewinds, 3103 N. McDonald St., Ste. 100. Free.


North Central Texas Council of Governments is proposing new uses for high-occupancy vehicle lanes on US 75 and is asking the public to provide feedback on the plan. (Community Impact staff)
McKinney residents can comment on plan that would pay some drivers to use HOV lanes on US 75

A pilot project in the corridor between I-635 and SH 121 just south of McKinney will evaluate the effectiveness of allowing solo drivers to use the HOV lane while also providing an incentive to cars with more than one occupant.

After almost five years of business, Taco Crush in McKinney has closed. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
After nearly 5 years in McKinney, Taco Crush closes its doors

The restaurant is listed as “Permanently closed” on Google, and a sign posted to the front of the restaurant described the closure notice as well.

All Serendipity Labs feature natural light with areas for teams to meet that meet health requirements. Pictured is Serendipity Labs Madison/Middleton, Wisconsin. The Serendipity Labs at McKinney–Craig Ranch will meet these same brand standards. (Courtesy Serendipity Labs)
Serendipity Labs coworking space sets McKinney opening date

Serendipity Labs will provide flexible workspaces that include private offices, coworking, team rooms and meeting and event space.

Jo Alch (right), founder and executive director of Pajamas for Seniors, and volunteer Allison Byrd-Haley collect pajama donations at Teresa's House in McKinney. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney nonprofit spreads 'love' and 'dignity' to senior citizens through pajamas

Pajamas for Seniors delivers pajamas to low-income seniors in nursing homes and hospitals.

Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar features fatty salmon sashimi. (Courtesy Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar)
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Renovations are taking place at the Collin College McKinney campus. (Rendering courtesy Collin College)
Renovations, construction underway at Collin College McKinney campus

The new center will be about 40,000 square feet and serve as a hub for students’ needs, including academic counseling, class sign-ups and payments.

CASA of Collin County debuted its renovated facility on Davis Street in downtown McKinney on Sept. 14. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
CASA of Collin County celebrates 30th anniversary, facility renovation

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are assigned to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. These advocates act on behalf of children in court to place them into a permanent home that serves the best interest of the child.

Hoots Wings offers five cooking options and 14 sauces and dry rubs to choose from. (Courtesy Leah Trice of Fishman Public Relations)
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Collin County commissioners have adopted an annual budget for the next fiscal year, and residents are projected to pay more in property taxes despite a lower tax rate. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County adopts $411M budget with new property tax rate

Collin County continues to see increasing revenue from property taxes due to rising property values.

OsteoStrong is coming to McKinney later this summer. (Courtesy OsteoStrong)
Wellness center OsteoStrong now open in McKinney

Sessions are personalized for members and can be catered toward athletes, those with osteoporosis or anyone wanting to improve bone health.

The Healthgrades award recognized superior performance in Medical City McKinney among national hospitals. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)
Medical City McKinney awarded for excellency

This year, Medical City McKinney was honored for women’s care through the 2021 Women’s Care Awards by Healthgrades.